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McKee’s FY25 budget proposal prioritizes housing development, education and health care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released his $13.68 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year that prioritizes housing development and...
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi talks before a joint legislative commission on plastic bottle waste before its meeting in December. Shekarchi has given caution signals about this year’s budget process because of a cloudy fiscal picture ahead. 

Uneasy money: Worries about returning to deficits hang over General Assembly

The warning flags have been raised: Rhode Island legislators are about to return to reality. After two years of massive surpluses, state budget officials are...
JAKE BISSAILLON, recently elected to the R.I. Senate, has been named the new CEO for Justice Assistance. / COURTESY JAKE BISSAILLON

Justice Assistance names R.I. Sen. Bissaillon new CEO

CRANSTON – Justice Assistance has found its successor for its soon-to-be retiring founding CEO, and the organization’s new leader is a familiar face around...

Preservation Society of Newport County names Shekarchi, Ruggerio preservation champions

NEWPORT – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, were recently named the 2023 Preservation Champions of...
HONORED: The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council recently received an award for outstanding policy achievement from the Governmental Research Association for the council’s tangible tax exemption proposal. Pictured, from left, are Justine Oliva, manager of research; Michael DiBiase, CEO and president; and Jeffrey S. Hamill, public policy analyst. 

RIPEC awarded for tax proposal

JUSTINE OLIVA is the manager of research for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, which recently received an award for outstanding policy achievement from...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio has thrown his support behind legislation that would exempt businesses from being taxed on up to $100,000 of tangible property, such as office furniture or computer equipment. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Momentum finally building for R.I. tangible tax exemption

Small-business owners in Rhode Island for years have called for a tangible asset tax exemption, but it could never gain enough support from state...
THE ANNUAL GUN CRIMES REPORT issued by Attorney General Peter Neronha on Monday offers a breakdown of gun-related prosecutions in state courts through 2022.  PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

AG report: High-capacity magazines, ghost guns a problem

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Monday released the office’s required annual gun crimes report for the 2022 calendar year, the first...

Bill allowing wagers on R.I.-based college sports teams passes Senate

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow for wagers to be placed on Rhode Island-based college sports teams or on...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation unveiled Friday its 2023 Policy Framework to state elected leaders in order to improve public education in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF unveils policy framework to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Adjusting the state’s funding formula to offer schools more money for low-income and multilingual students, creating a state fund to pay for...
STATE PRIORITIES: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, will be the guest speaker for the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eggs & Issues breakfast event on March 30 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. 

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Senate President Ruggerio to speak at NRI Chamber...

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Senate President Ruggerio to speak at NRI Chamber event THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Eggs &...
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